William Spratling, Tin Candelabra, Taxco, Mexico, circa 1935

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Candelabrum composed of seven arms with an octagonal base, found in various museum collections. A lovely piece dating back to Spratling's first design period, in the early Taxco years when he was still experimenting with a variety of mediums--influenced heavily by Fred Davis but still attempting to find his artistic and entreprenuerial milieu--and into the war years when silver was more of a premium. The simplicity--the ever-present architectural slant--in WS's design is admirable for the delicacy of the long arms and for the piece's almost austere decoration. With Spratling, of course, less was so often more. Hallmarked with the master's requisite tin stamp and in perfect condition.

Details

  • Condition
    Excellent
  • Wear
    Wear consistent with age and use
  • Dimensions
    16 in. H x 14.5 in. W x 6.1 in. D
    41 cm H x 37 cm W x 15 cm D
  • Seller Location
    Mexico City, Mexico
  • Number of Items
    1
  • Reference Number
    LU145329373303
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